A floating city of fishing tenders, in town for the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, is pictured near the Sitka Channel breakwater Tuesday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Sales Tax Reverts To 5% on Oct. 1

The City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax rate will revert to 5 percent effective Oct. 1 for all sales, services and short-term rentals unless otherwise exempted.
Although long-term residential rentals are tax exempt, landlords are required to register their rentals with the City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax offices. Call 747-1840 with questions.  Registration forms may be found on the city’s website www.cityofsitka.com under the ‘‘business’’ tab.  
 The bed tax rate remains the same at 6 percent.  

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